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Belgium answered when the first F-16 will arrive in Ukraine

Apr 18, 2024

The first American F-16 fighter jet, along with a trained crew, may arrive in Ukraine before the summer of this year.


Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo spoke about this during the second day of the European Union summit in Brussels, Channel 24 writes. He noted that his country plays an important role in the Fighter Coalition.

“This F-16 coalition is significant and remains significant because these F-16s also have an air defense capability and Belgium plays a very essential role in that. It is we who provide training for Ukrainian pilots on our aircraft. The delivery of the first aircraft with trained pilots may take place before this summer,” the prime minister added.

Alexander de Croo noted that yesterday they also discussed with EU partners the issue of strengthening the protection of the skies of Ukraine.

One plane will not save Ukraine, but this is presented as some kind of significant assistance from Belgium. Will the second one be in the fall? Third - in winter? We won't win this way.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 19/04/2024

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